TOP 10 Brook Trout Ponds for the 2015 Spring Fishing Season in Hancock County, Maine

This blog identifies the TOP 10 ponds in Hancock County, Maine that provide the best odds of catching brook trout during the spring of 2015. A pond is considered TOP due to its trout stocking density: everything else being equal, the more brook trout that are stocked per acre of water, the greater the chances of catching those fish! Most of the target ponds are below 50 acres and are therefore relatively small. Trout activity typically peaks between late April and early June, after which the bite slows down due to rising surface water temperature

Some ponds were stocked in the fall of 2014 but were closed to ice fishing. Others are stocked once early in the spring or may be stocked several times in April and May. More details are provided in the stocking reports compiled by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Click here to consult the latest law book about special fishing rules that may apply on these ponds. Note that the list of TOP brook trout ponds excludes “kids only” ponds.

 

Finally, feel free to use the website linked to this blog to discover how many trout and salmon are released per acre in the spring and fall in all the ponds and lakes stocked by the State throughout Maine.

 

The TOP 10 brook trout ponds for the 2015 spring fishing season in Hancock County are as follows:

 

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Crystal Pond covers 19 acres and is located off Morrison Ridge Road in Township T40 MD (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 34 D4). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked in the fall of 2014 with 41 brook trout per acre. The stocked trout measure about 7”.

 

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Fox Pond covers 77 acres and is located next to Route 182 in Township T10 SD (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 24 D5). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked in the fall of 2014 with 39 brook trout per acre. Most of these trout measured about 7”. It is also stocked in the spring with 5 brook trout per acre. These additional fish measure about 10”.

 

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Halfmoon Pond covers 3 acres and is located in Bar Harbor on Mount Desert Island (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 16 B3). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked in the fall of 2014 with 42 brook trout per acre. The stocked trout measure about 7”.

 

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Lake Wood covers 16 acres and is located off Crooked Road in Bar Harbor on Mount Desert Island (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 16 B3). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This pond, which is open to ice fishing, is stocked in the spring with 38 brook trout per acre. The stocked trout measure 7”.

 

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Rainbow Pond covers 17 acres and is located in Township T10 SD (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 24 D5). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This pond, which is open to ice fishing, is stocked in the spring with 41 brook trout per acre. The stocked trout measure about 7”.

 

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Simmons Pond covers 7 acres and is located at the end of Salem Road off Wyman Road in Hancock (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 24 E2). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked in the fall of 2014 with 75 brook trout per acre. The stocked trout measure about 7”. It is also stocked in the spring with 11 brook trout per acre. These additional fish measure about 10”.

 

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Tilden Pond covers 36 acres and is located in Township T10 SD (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 25 D1). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This pond, which is open to ice fishing, is stocked in the spring with 35 trout per acre. The stocked trout measure about 7”.

 

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Trout Pond covers 8 acres and is located next to Trout Pond Road in Amherst (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 24 A1). A depth map is not available. This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked in the fall of 2014 with 31 brook trout per acre. All of the stocked trout measure about 7”.

 

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Trout Pond covers 6 acres and is located next to Morrison Ridge Road in Township T40 MD (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 34 D4). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked in the fall of 2014 with 33 brook trout per acre. All of the stocked trout measure about 5”.

 

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Youngs Pond covers 13 acres and is located off Route 180 in Otis (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 24 C1). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked in the fall of 2014 with 40 brook trout per acre. The stocked trout measure about 9”.

 

Was the information in this blog useful? I invite you to provide your thoughts and opinions. Also, feel free to share your fishing experiences on any of the ponds highlighted in this blog.

 

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